Castle looking to keep up gold standard with new crop of volunteers

Brodie Castle – volunteers sought.

One of Moray’s major tourist attractions is gearing up for a busy summer season – and hoping to attract more volunteers before doors are opened again in just two weeks.

Volunteers are being sought for a variety of roles at Brodie Castle – from welcoming visitors to helping staff the tea rooms or act as tour guides.

Brodie Castle for the first National Trust for Scotland attraction that gained a gold award for eco-friendly tourism last year, setting a standard that they hope can be maintained in 2015.

Manager Shona Ferguson said: “We have a good number of volunteers – but there is always a turnover each year.

“Our volunteers come from a wide area with some coming in for just one day each week and others for several days a week. We would hope to recruit before we open [on March 29] so that we have a chance to get them working along with other experienced staff and volunteers right away.”

Following a qualifying period as a Brodie Castle volunteer, staff receive a card that provides them with free entry to other National Trust for Scotland properties and shop discounts.

Anyone interested is being asked to contact Shona Ferguson by emailing or by telephone on 01309 641371.

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